It's an Eastern Delicacy
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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We dropped Monica off at a wayside rest area and made our way to St. Michael's in the PT. It was a quaint town with numerous shops and restaurants. It was way past lunch time and we had decided to eat some blue crab as Ellen promised her dad she would try them when they got to Maryland. This was a new adventure for both of the adult Griswolds and the children wanted nothing to do with it. We got a dozen to split and had a lesson on shelling them from the waiter. It was an extremely unpleasant task to shell the buggers and when all was said and done the amount of work involved to get to the meat of it was only a small part of this dissatisfying event
After making it through all 12 crabs (thank goodness for the pickles and cheese) we went to the water's edge and found some jellyfish moving about as well as some large yachts. It was a fabulous area where restoration of old buildings was clearly important to the people there, which made for a nice walk about town.
We found our way back to Monica (which sounds easier than it was....couldn't remember where we left her) and decided to head towards Philly. Ellen realized after looking at the map that there really weren't any campsites near Philly so she started to call some that appeared to be close....and they were all full. So we decided to stay at Roamer's Retreat outside of Lancaster County, which happened to be a back track for us. Not only was it a back track, but the only direct way to get there was on small roads that wind through the fields and woods of PA
On Highway 30 we found our campground and setup in the dark (now 9pm). We were never so glad to be in a campground before.